Indoor moisture problems occur in all climates throughout the United States and Canada. Common symptoms are mold, mildew, and condensation. Mold can cause a number of problems after it starts growing on any of the building materials in your home. While there are many steps that can be taken to prevent mold growth and taking these measures is much easier than removing it, sometimes mold still finds its way in. Mold Damage Remediation is likely the best route for you and your family or your business. Most importantly, the faster the response time is what goes into determining the amount of damage. Mold can wreak havoc on your home or place of business without proper attention.
Letting mold sit on surfaces isn’t helping your home’s structure. Even though it won’t eat the wood in the same way that insect infestations do, it can break down the building materials. The longer the mold sits on a surface, the more it grows. In some cases, the mold grows into absorbent spaces, such as ceiling tiles, which are challenging to clean. When mold fills crevices or pores, you may need to completely remove the material and start fresh. Keep in mind that mold can grow on most materials. This includes almost all of the spaces in your home. If you smell mold but don’t see it, call a professional in to find the source. Mold inside of a wall or under a carpet won’t stop growing just because it’s inside something else. It will continue to spread and cause problems.
Mold can cause respiratory issues, irritations, and even asthma. Some people have severe allergic reactions to mold, while others may experience no symptoms or issues that seem like a common cold. Anyone with a compromised immune system is especially susceptible to the effects of mold. Mold can cause serious infections in someone with a weakened immune system.
For property owners, either residential or commercial, that discover mold growth, it is important to call in a professional mold remediation specialist to have it removed quickly. Handling any type of DIY mold project can be dangerous. These types of projects can worsen the problem as the fungus disperses its spores into the breathing air, searching for other moist areas to develop. For some people, a relatively small number of mold spores can cause health problems. For other people, it may take many more.
As we mentioned above, if you manage to discover the source of the moisture and fix the problem, the area may dry out completely and the mold may seem to disappear. However, if you fail to remove all the mold spores, they will not just die with time – they will become dormant and will be able to reactivate whenever favorable conditions occur. Even dormant mold produces a musty smell and can be dangerous to people’s health. Regardless of your efforts, the problem may persist.
When mold damage remediation is handled by an expert, they will cut off the source of the mold. They will then prevent it from growing. After creating a containment chamber, the professional will use advanced products and processes to remove it. Not only removing it on the surface but at the source and the spores surrounding the area.
Many professionals who provide mold removal also provide water damage restoration. These professionals can handle everything from small water-damaged areas to flooded basements. They are also available 24/7 and will respond right away to emergencies.
Don’t hesitate to call NWA Restore It as soon as you notice the damage to your property. NWA Restore It, Inc. is Northwest Arkansas’ mold remediation specialist, and we are proud to say that we are certified in mold remediation and the treatment of mold-damaged structures.